television. I especially enjoy the final court room drama scenes that
always come up during the final 15 minutes of the show. Those powerhouse
attorneys battle it out to the bitter end, pulling out all punches, and doing
whatever it takes to get their case to win. That’s pretty impressive
Chairman & CEO, The Dikman Company
Auto racing and commercial realcestate have more in common than you might think. This past month I hadcthe opportunity to participate in a race that drove (no pun intended)cthat message home to me on all levels. I was honored to be asked to serve againcas an official spotter for the Rolex 24 the weekend of January 28th. If you are
not familiar with what a spotter actually does during the race, let me explain.
Bob Dikman, ALC, CCIM, SIOR, CRB, Chairman & CEO
I have never been one to make New Year’s Resolutions. I believe that New Year’s Resolutions actually set you up to fail! Think about it, every year we create a very hefty list of resolutions that we vow to begin following immediately, yet we have no idea as to HOW we are going to achieve these resolutions. By the time February rolls around, most of us have fallen off the proverbial wagon and fallen victim to the same old
By: Bob Dikman, ALC, CCIM, CRB, SIOR Chairman & CEO
the commercial real estate industry, I am also very active in auto racing. It has been a hobby of mine for most of my life. Since my teenage years, I have been involved in automobile racing and I earned my racing license through Skip Barber Racing School after participating in many lapping events and race series.
By: Bob Dikman, ALC, CCIM, SIOR, CRB, Chairman & CEO
We have all heard the ‘doom and gloom’ stories about the commercial real estate market for several years now. I don’t know about you, but I am tired of it! I have always been a ‘glass half full’ kind of guy and never before has this been so true as it is
now in how we look at the commercial real estate industry.
There has never been a better time to buy or lease commercial real estate. The
prices are right, the deals are out there, and real estate is (and always has been) an
excellent place to put your money. READ MORE
(Reprinted from SIOR.com)
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Tackle the times, Embrace the technology!
During my 30-plus years as a commercial real estate broker, I have seen many changes in our industry. Whether those changes were caused by emerging global trends, challenging market conditions, or new regulations governing how we conduct business, commercial real estate brokers have become accustomed to change. However, I can honestly and unequivocally say that the economic challenges that have taken place in the real estate industry over the past five years have challenged us like never before. These challenges have caused us to re-evaluate how we do business. Many of the traditional ways of marketing have become antiquated and non-effective in today’s market.So, how can we survive (and thrive)
in this economic downturn?
Let me ask you a question. If you found out that you needed to have surgery performed, whom would you rather have perform that surgery: 1) The experienced surgeon who had performed this specific surgery numerous times over the past 20 years; 2) the brilliant young surgeon fresh out of the country’s leading medical school who had performed the surgery only a few times? READ MORE